Climbing the Right Mountain: The Emotional Journey Behind the Book
I am overflowing with excitement, and if I am completely honest, somewhat nervous about sharing a significant personal milestone. It is an achievement that represents the last year of my life: I published my first book titled “Climbing The Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life.”
The book is for leaders at all stages who currently feel unfulfilled in their lives or careers. In the book, I take you through the guideposts to help you navigate your path. To guide you in climbing the right mountain.
So, here is my confession: writing a book has been quite an emotional experience. I have shared openly that I am a recovering perfectionist. If things were not perfect, then they were not acceptable. I was addicted to doing; I would push myself to go further, faster, and harder at all costs in order to reach the next level in work and life. And it made me miserable. And I was unfulfilled. And as I worked on my book, I saw these same demons of the past show up.
The beauty in this process is that I am owning that I am not the person I used to be and this experience, thankfully, reinforced that. So, when the perfectionist moments showed up, I knew I had to stop for a moment and get present, remember why I started, who I wanted to be, and what I wanted to share. I had to recognize that these demons are showing up now for a reason. I had to acknowledge them (not ignore them) and accept that perfectionism is still a part of my journey, but it doesn’t control my actions. So, instead of letting it stall me or shut me down, I’m able to reframe it as a reminder that:
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary
…and keep moving forward.
I realized in this process that perfect is not what we are after; it is progress, growth, and to be of service. So often, when we are navigating our journey, we forget why we started. We lose sight of what we truly desire. When we connect with who we really want to be, we connect back to the right path. And that makes all the difference.
I would love to hear your thoughts. If you need a road map, check out Climbing the Right Mountain, and I would be so grateful if you would share a review.
Check out the Book Here.